Somebody loves me!

23 09 2008

 Breigh loves my blog!!  And this is my first blog award from someone, so I feel especially honoured that a fellow expat Canadian has given it to me.  Since I’m new to the blog scene, it’s kind of cool to get noticed.  And lately I’ve noticed more and more people have been stopping by to read up on things here in the Netherlands.  I originally started this blog to keep family and friends back home in Canada updated on things here, and I thought that only they would be the ones to take interesting in my blogging, but according to the stats I have more people reading it then I do friends and family!  Or at least friends and family with computers.

So according to Breigh this is how it works:

The “I Love Your Blog Award” rules:

  • The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.
  • Link the person you received your award from.
  • Nominate at least seven other blogs
  • Put links of those blogs on yours.
  • Leave a message on the blogs that you’ve nominated.
  • Lets start with the one that gave me the award to begin with  Canadutch,  I love this girl’s honesty about all things Dutch and Canadian.  She was the very first blog I started reading before moving here and I can’t get enough of it now that I am here.  Her and I have become pretty good friends through chatting on line, although we haven’t met up yet.  That will come very soon though and I’m sure when it does both of us will blog about it.  Breigh and I have the same interests in a lot of things, our pets, home reno, and photography.  She’s much more artys fartsy then I am… ok I don’t have a crafty bone in my body, but she’s like a craft show all her own.  One of these days though her and I will meet up in either Rotterdam or Amersfoort and go markt-ing.

    A Touch of Dutch is a great blog, especially for people either looking to come to the Netherlands or those that are already here and need some information on living here.  She does an amazing job with her “Dutch Word of the Week”.  She keeps her blog very updated and fresh and with lots of Dutch things to read, look, and learn about. Her pictures are great and she also has many links to help you along the way. 

    Gone Dutch this blog takes you around Europe.  I just recently started to read Nan and Luke’s blog on a regular basis and so far I’ve been to Hungry, Paris, Germany and Poland, all for free!  Well not really for free since now I want to go there and that’s going to cost me money.  But this blog is updated on a very regular basis so it gives me my dose of reading for the day.  The pictures they take also are just amazing!  This is a blog that you should check out.

    Jen of Nunavut, yup as in Nunavut Canada, waaaaay up north.  I started reading her blog after I found it on another Nunavut blog (will post that later) and just fell in love with her pictures and experiences up in the Arctic of Canada.  Jen is originally from Southern Canada and went up to live in Cape Dorset with her husband who was transferred there.  Her love of her sweet dog Tallinn, and now she is pregnant and expecting her first child in the north.  Her blogs are always entertaining!

    The House and other Arctic Musings This is another Nunavut blog!  Actually this is the first Arctic blog that I read and went from there.  Clare has a great eye when it comes to photos around his tiny town of Arctic Bay on Baffin Island.  He writes about life up there so that you can get a taste of the north with out having to deal with the cold.  And here I thought northern Ontario was cold!  He runs a B&B with his wife and two children.  His blog also has a bunch of links to other Northern blogs (see above and below) and I’ve pretty much gone through them all.

    The Adventures of Matt, Kara and Baby Hunter in Faro Yukon – This is another blog that I found through the two mentioned above.  I actually started reading this blog when they were located in Kugluktuk Nunavut.  Recently moved to the Yukon they have now hit all three Territories!  I love how Kara keeps up with the daily updates of Hunter (an adorable little boy with “oh you just wanna kiss them cheeks”) and her and her husbands daily adventures.  She also makes these really great booties!  She puts a great spin on things living in the north and I love seeing what the land looks like with her countless photos.

    Invading Holland unfortunately Stu stopped with his blog writing this year *sniff* because he was too busy with work, his new love, and life in general here in NL.  But if you want a great, hilarious, laugh until you pee read about someones expat life in Holland, this is the blog.  I know this isn’t an active blog and I don’t know if it can count for the award but too bad. I still go back occasionally to read some of his funniest posts. The Lift of Terror has to be the best in my books.  Now if only I can convince him to come back and write a bit more… Stu.. come back Stu… we miss you!!  Stu….





    5 responses

    23 09 2008

    Sometime in the future I hope to 😉

    24 09 2008

    looks good

    24 09 2008

    Wow, thank you 🙂 I appreciate you mentioning me alongside those great blogs! By the way, I’m a big fan of Invader Stu’s blog too. Still have it saved to my favorites, just in case! I’ll put up my nominees very soon. For now, I am ailing a bit & am going to be on blog-lite mode all week.


    24 09 2008

    Awe! Thanks for the award! 🙂

    25 09 2008

    Thanks a million for the award and the kind words. Keep up your good work!

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